Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Myth, Ritual and Symbol in Folklore and Literature

“Beirek’s Tragedy” in the Epos of Kitabi-Dede-Korkut

Gulnar Rahimova
Baku Slavic University

Published 2020-10-20


  • Hero,
  • Worship,
  • Lie,
  • Swear,
  • Holy


Mythology itself is a classic mythological plot. Thus, the ancient man tries to overcome all the impossible that surrounds him with the power of his mind and he succeeds. In fact, these are the devices of the mythological system that he is trying to discard. Word-idea! is the deepest foundation of the saga. We see that breaking a promise, breaking a “vow” does not go unanswered, and Beirak is punished by a myth. Born to the applause of the grooms, Beirak signs the end of his life in his own words. The end of any positive hero in this saga was not death.